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Zumbar Coffee is tucked away in a tiny strip off Sorrento Valley Road in the Golden Triangle, right near the train station. Despite the obscure setting, it's a favorite spot of students and workers in the many surrounding technology parks.


Coffee is roasted on the premises, using a vintage cast iron roaster.

The folks at Zumbar can sure make a great Americano. I've mentioned before how difficult it is to find a good one, it's not just pouring hot water into whatever comes out of the machine. I had two Americanos ($2.75) on my visit (which I will regret later when I am up at 3 am), made by two different people, and the results were spot on both times, very consistent. And they use those nice thick mugs that keep it hot for a good long time.


There's a small selection of baked goods to go with your drink, made by Opera Patisserie, and bottled juices are available.


Image source: Zumbar Coffee website.

Zumbar's menu has a daily French press coffee, two daily espressos and a daily cold brew, free wifi, and beans available for purchase.

Zumbar Coffee

10920 Roselle Street #106

San Diego, CA 92121



Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday: 7:30am - 1:30pm

Closed Sundays.

Free lot parking.

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Ian Pike Feb. 3, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m.

Possibly the best shot of espresso in town.


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